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Nokomis’ success over the last 40 years hasn’t come from lamenting losses. Whether it be graduation, injuries or illness, the Redskins have adapted a plug-and-play system where players … more
After waiting three months for the season to start, how was the Hillsboro girls basketball team rewarded? How about four straight road games to start the 2021 season with games against two tough … more
The Nokomis girls basketball team’s undefeated start to the season continued on Thursday, Feb. 11, as the Redskins survived an overtime threat from the South Fork Ponies in a 50-46 … more
There were plenty of opportunities for the players of the fledgling Lincolnwood girls basketball program to quit going into the 2020-21 season. While all the players were athletic, some excelling … more
After back-to-back losses by a total of five points, it was gut check time for the Lincolnwood boys basketball team on Saturday, Feb. 13. As snow fell outside the Woodshed in Raymond, threes rained … more
Injuries and illness finally caught up with the Nokomis boys basketball team on Saturday, Feb. 13, with the always tough Calhoun Warriors also a factor in the Redskins 55-25 loss. The host … more
All coaches of teams with winning records fear “trap” games in which they face teams who haven’t had much success in their current seasons; when the 0-3 Staunton Bulldogs came to … more
Whether it be from seeing him at the scorer’s table at a basketball game, reading his name in The Journal-News, or recognizing him from his time as a teacher, most Hillsboro residents have … more
The formula that worked at Vandalia for Hillsboro last Friday to win a basketball game worked again Monday night when the Toppers opened their home season with a 65-56 victory over the Rochester … more
This is Nokomis’ first year in the MSM Conference, but just two games into the 2021 basketball season the Lady Redskins already have a signature win, and the conference’s traveling trophy … more
For the third game in a row the Nokomis boys basketball team had a different player atop their scoring list, with senior Seth Johnson leading the way with 14 points. The Redskins would need all 14 … more
A year ago, Tri-City pulled out an overtime win over Lincolnwood to snap a seven game win streak by the Lancers basketball team. On Tuesday, Buffalo-Dawson-Mechanicsburg consolidation beat the … more
A late three and an offensive putback narrowly missed their marks for the Hillsboro girls basketball team on Monday, Feb. 8, as the Lady Hiltoppers fell to Rochester 47-45 on the Rockets home … more
The South Fork Ponies spoiled a career night by Lincolnwood senior Cassie Krager on Monday, Feb. 8, by taking a 52-33 victory over the Lady Lancers basketball team in Kincaid. Krager had 17 points … more
Nearly 800 motorcycle racers would compete in the Sumter National on Sunday, Feb. 7, in the first round of the KENDA AMA National Enduro Championship Series. Morrisonville racers Jhak Walker and … more
This season will be about adaptation for every boys basketball team in Illinois and the Lincolnwood Lancers are no exception. With three of their top five scorers lost to graduation and more games … more
Three second quarter three-pointers helped Nokomis overcome an early deficit and build up a 12-point halftime lead en route to a 52-38 victory over Staunton in the Lady Redskins’ opening game … more
When the Hillsboro boys’ basketball team walked on the floor at Vandalia to begin an abbreviated season Friday evening, Feb. 5, they faced a deeper (in terms of numbers) foe whom the resembled … more
The Nokomis boys basketball program has always been able to overcome losses, with new players stepping up to replace those who graduated from a school that has only had four losing seasons in the … more
Basketball is still a learning process for the second-year Lincolnwood High School girls basketball program and the delay due to the pandemic didn’t do the Lady Lancers any favors for … more
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